The Soundcheck That Turned Into a Private Concert of a Lifetime! Please Forgive Us Adam for Listening In!!! **PHOTO ADDED**

Want to get this up quickly! . . . Last night, fansite administrator Lila Hayes and I were at the Orange County Fairgrounds box office, trying to sell some extra tickets to that night’s show. What do we hear? OMG – it’s Adam singing Voodoo! They’re doing the soundcheck!! So, I start looking towards the entrance gates, and what do I see? Not much, but if there’s a seam to peek through, I’ll find it. I find a gate that’s open about 4 inches, so I walk through it into the interior courtyard, but still outside the outdoor arena. I go back to the door and call Lila in. We just started walking toward the entry ramps, and Lila is fearful we’ll get caught. What’s the worse that can happen? They’ll call us back? So we walk into the upper of the amphitheatre, and there’s no one there. No one, but the complete band doing the soundcheck on stage!! Being complete gutfull (new word that Lila has created to describe me!) I start walking down, down, down until we’re at the entry for the 1st 3 rows. There are 2 other people sitting in the 5th row listening. We smile at them, and move into the 3rd row. And there we had it. A private concert for about 35 minutes. We would have stayed longer, but we were putting on the Glamb dinner at Mimi’s Cafe, and Lila felt we really should be there early, to greet early arrivers. But no!!! How can we leave – this is too good!! I was hoping our friends and readers would forgive us for this incredible excuse! We stayed later than we wanted, but still made it to the dinner at the exact starting time. During the whole time we were there, no one gave us any attention. We couldn’t believe no one was asking us to leave. The band didn’t even take a second away from what they were doing to ask us to leave. I was kind of worried that they’d mind us sneaking into their private work time, but we had to figure that if they didn’t want us there, they would have had someone ask us to leave.

Now it was Lila’s turn to be brave. About halfway in, she managed to turn on her flip camera and video (or at least audio) what we were hearing. She didn’t want to be obvious so she hid it just at her waist level, pointing the camera up. Hence the great shots of the lighting! Every great once in a while, you see someone. But the sound is amazing!



It was such a complete education to hear what the band goes through to make the sound as perfect for the audience as they can. And listen to Adam trying “something with the rhythm of it” on Whole Lotta Love. The improvisation on the lyrics were EPIC. To be honest, I’m a little afraid that he may not have wanted it publicly known that he “wants to get laid!” After all, Lila’s videos from 12 hours ago have already beaten me to the internet! We’re seeing them on all the Adam reporting sites and twitter is already full of these clips. But Glambs, we want you to know that it came from US! And we give it to YOU!

I’m going to try for the soundcheck today, but maybe I’ll face security!?!?


~ Carol and Lila ~

Whole Lotta Love – He Needs to Get Laid!

Whataya Want From Me


About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)


  1. Lila - glamb #3 says:

    That’s what you get when you shoot from the hip without practice… shots of the ceiling. Oh well, the audio is EPIC! If you go directly to YouTube you can change it to HD and get even better sound!!!

    • Sorry but I love the sound. I just can’t get used to hearing Adam sing this w/o 50M ppl screaming. This sounds amazing. I

    • Carol and Lila,

      Is it possible for you to re-post the soundcheck vids, since Sony took them down really quickly. I’d like to download them onto my computer.

      You can email me direct or send the vids direct to me at

      I’d truly appreciate that if you could.

      Sounds like you all enjoyed yourselves!

      • Lila - Glamb #3 says:

        I got “one strike” from YouTube for this “incident”. I’m not going for two.

    • Mary Tetreault says:

      Hi, Lila:

      I was also at the Costa Mesa concert. Did you get any good pictures that I could buy from you? Mine didn’t come out that great.



    • Rats! I was too late and didn’t get to see it. I’m not sure why Sony has a problem with posting these vids — essentially, the music is the same that we record during the actual concert, after all.

  2. GLAMB#577 ElianeBrasil says:

    Hi / Oi
    I’m so glad for you both e for us to get this important and delightfull time. I believe you were so polite that don’t disturbe them and everything goes fine.
    Great oportunit for you and for us.
    I love heard Adam singing and you saw him as well
    Good job and good luck another time,
    Kisses / Beijos
    (Sorry my english)

  3. Mary-Ellen #444 says:

    Thanks for sharing your incredible story! I agree that probably your effort to be unobtrusive and polite was rewarded; they didn’t mind your presence. I admire your bravery; I will remember you when I attend my last 2 concerts back here in the East – the prize goes to those willing to take a chance! Hopefully security will not be tightened after your experience; probably depends on the venue. Again thanks for sharing you are both awesome!

  4. After hearing the “need to get laid” part, I’m curious how many people will be trying to line up for that job tonight !!!!!

    Thanks for sharing that video….I’ve completely laughed my ass off hearing him say that. Although I’m sure he must know that his sound checks audio “carries” quite a distance, and somebody (likely many somebodies) would hear his words.

    • Lila - glamb #3 says:

      I have to admit… I don’t think that he realized how many people would hear him say he needs to get laid… but he did say it in public with all of the staff and at least four fans sitting in the audience so….

      • i’m hoping that he does get laid, well and often. i want him to be HAPPY, so happy that he is ecstatic most of the time, floating around with a beautiful smile on his face. if he is happy, i’m happy, and i think that most of his diehard fans feel this way too.

        • 2t2tag….I agree 100%. I remember on of his shows (after a day or two off) where he was walking on air and I posted that he must’ve got laid. I too hope he gets it as often as possible so that he’ll always be happy. God knows how happy that can make you.

    • Margie - Glamb #559 says:

      On which video, and at what part, is the infamous “getting laid” comment?

      • The Whole Lotta Love sound check video. Be quick though cuz he says it at the beginning of the video.

  5. Thanks sooo much for sharing this! I LOVED hearing Adam’s voice without the loads of screams and singalongs that usually happens on the concert vids (although I’ll probably be one of the loudest voices when it’s my turn to go!) and it’s really interesting to hear what he does during a sound check – LOVED the improvs on Soaked – before he started messing about – but even his messing about is fab! Ha! Ha! As for the getting laid part…mmm….I was wondering how long it would take!!!

    Well done, you brave ones!

  6. Linda-#469

    You are Two of the best. Thanks for all you do.

  7. I Can Only Imagine with that “preamble vocal warm up for-play” to the concert to expect some kind of genuine passionate display.. that concert will be HOTTTTT.. so sincere.. so sensually ADAM… he really FEEELLLS HIS MUSIC… true to the core.. heart & soul.. so delectably honest,,, Thank you for sharing this” ceiling of a lifetime” capture! Vocals-priceless!!!

  8. Melissa V. says:

    Oh Wow, this is such a fascinating window into a private practice that we never would have been able to hear without you two brave souls. Thank you! It’s stunning to hear him raw and candid like this. Love, love, love it! Again, thank you.

    • buffy522 says:

      I also love these little intimate times. We have seen so many concert vids, that these gems are true treasures. One DJ jokingly chastised Adam for putting 100% into sound checks! And now we see it’s true. Just a professional all the way!

  9. thanks so much for the behind the scenes adam. love you and love him. he inspires us to do things we wouldn’t ordinarily do. and i think that is part of his message to us and to the world. keep on breaking down walls and boundaries and become the person you really are. sharon-glamb #449

  10. This is by far the best video I have seen of Adam…no views of him….but unbelievealbe vocals.!!!!! HOW MANY THANK YOUS CAN I SAY….. this is a precious inside look at the perfection that is Adam!!!

  11. Thank you for this! Looks like you took Adam’s advice and “flew by the seat of your pants.” It paid off and the fans are grateful. Every single time I hear Soaked I get goosebumps. It is so obviously clear that he did theater for many years! No recording studio necessary….that is what will make Adam memorable long after we’ve gone…

  12. I’m going to take you up on your invitation to ‘speak your mind’ – we would all hear this if fans in the concert hall/stadium would be respectful and keep quiet while Adam is singing. I’m sure I will be blasted for this.

    • buffy522 says:

      No blasting. I agree. Some people are so excited that they seem helpless! But others just do it with the crowd. Or maybe they just want to show Adam appreciation. I can deal but not with people who TALK during performances. THAT I cannot accept!

  13. Thank you ,Carol and Lila! What a treat to hear “pure’ Adam messing around with his always amazing voice. Even after listening to him for a year and a half, I am still blown away by the quality of his singing – just gorgeous! Lucky you two to have this all to yourselves!

  14. MarilynS says:

    I was supposed to me you at Mimi’s and am sorry that I never got there either. I was over by the Motor Coaches at 3pm when Adam came out to go to his soundcheck, I was able to say a couple words to him and he answered, he didn’t have time for autographs but said he would be back out, he never came back. I waited there a total of 3 1/2 hrs and of course never made it to Mimi’s either (sorry), but I did get to see Adam, Tommy and Monti, saw the dancers, Orianthi and even Adams mom entering the Amphitheatre, it was great!!
    I heard the soundcheck and of course Adam was great at the concert…especially Sleepwalker near the end – please listen to it!!

  15. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thank you!

  16. Mary at the Lake says:

    You two are legendary!!!! Adding that to seeing Sue on Oprah today (the rerun..), Adam Official Unofficial is everywhere!!!!! Saw this earlier today “elsewhere” and had no idea…… Congrats and thanks for this giant “scoop” in the world of Adam….(From his lips to our ears…May he be granted his wish…..) You are rockstars in the making, if not already there!!!! Rock on, ladies!!!

  17. OMG….WLL…………….I love this……..Adam just blows me away…….

    I can’t see him but this is so sexyyyyyyyy

  18. coloforadam says:

    what time was sound check?

  19. kat23morg says:

    He is so brilliant it is so so so wild….love the improve on WLL….find it really sexy….smart….He really makes past Idols look like rookies.

  20. Thanks for sharing this incredible soundtrack. Such a wonderful treat to hear “pure” Adam without all the supporting backup music and crowd noise. His voice is so fantastic.

  21. amyinindy says:

    Don’t we all need to get laid? It’s a fact of life. Glad he shares it! 🙂

  22. How cool for the both of you! I miss seeing Adam and have only been able to go to one concert. Wish he was comming to Chicago again.

  23. DellaD Glamb #39 says:

    Love hearing his laugh at the end of Soaked. . . . he’s so cool! I wish he would record his laugh on an album . . .just a whole track of laughter . . . I could listen to that for HOURS!!!!

    • Mary at the Lake says:

      I totally agree, he has the best laugh in the world….guaranteed to make me happy every time….

    • Lila - glamb #3 says:

      The laugh totally reminded me of the end of Pick U Up. I agree though that his laugh is absolutely amazing and it would be fabulous to hear more of it!!!

      • Oh yeah.. Pick U Up! I wonder why he laugh at the end of the song. But I totally love it. I always seek the laughs in his interviews. lol.

  24. Thanks for this. Made my day to hear him just being himself and singing without actually being in performance mode. Loved, loved, loved it.

  25. Hi you two saw these sound check videos yesterday and didnt realize they were yours. Excellent, the sound was beautiful. Thank you for your labour of love.

  26. idolholic says:

    Wow, I am so jealous of you two! What a wonderful opportunity! So glad you boldly walked in & just as boldly turned on the camera! This is some of the most amazing audio of Adam I’ve ever heard. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for sharing it with the rest of us :0)!

  27. Glambert4682 says:

    I am so jealous!! These are absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  28. Pretty Cool Girls!!:0) Sneaky But Cool:0)

  29. I was there for the first Warfield and both Costa Mesa shows. Adam was spot on. Minor technical difficulties (sound mixing?) on Friday and Tuesday didn’t effect the performance or the crowd reaction. It was unbelievable nonstop high decibel enthusiasm at both venues. Even my husband was up, clapping and hooting like a fangirl. 3 shows and I want more. Thank you Adam.

  30. annsuperfan says:

    When I heard this video I bought tickets and booked a flight to Las Vegas. I just have to hear him live one more time. I was at both San Francisco shows and the Lincoln show, I just can’t get enough. Thank you Thank you for sharing this. In San Francisco I sat next to a woman who had flown here from Japan! She told me she had done the same three shows in three days, and she was flying to Costa Mesa and then to Las Vegas! WoW , I thought that I was a fan, but she had me beat for sure, Adam has fans all over the world.

  31. Loved the concert. I mean really loved that concert. What a performer! What a voice! What a thrill to be there.

    The crowd surprised me big time though. I guess I expected a certain type of fan. Was I surprised … all sorts of people, all different types of groups … all ages, but all united in their love of Adam and his music. I have never in 60 years been to a concert with such enthusiatic, and varied, fans.

  32. I loved your story about your entire adventure! So glad you were brave enough to get so close! And the sound is the best! So much fun to get a glimpse behind the scenes and what goes into the soundcheck. It is the voice that just knocked me out in these though….so nice to have great audio, great Adam vocals and no yelling and screaming ;D ;D

    Thanks so much for sharing these with all of us!!! ;D I see him this Sunday for the first time ever and I can’t wait! Altho this venue is known for bad sound (bands over powering the vocals) I know that hearing Adam live will be an experience I will remember forever!

  33. grandjag says:

    Thanks so much for this treat. I loved it. Adam is so beautiful in every way. His voice is pure heaven.. Thanks .

  34. Delanie B. says:

    Carol and Lila, please be aware that your fabulous story and vids made their way to Adam’s official website where everyone was flailing over them, but today the site moderator posted this in the thread:

    “This forum topic will be removed. Any further posts relating to this issue are subject to removal and possible blocking of your AO account. Per RCA Ed, a bootleg is a bootleg and they may be prosecuted by 19 for using it. Therefore, they would be well advised to remove it from the internet immediately.”

    Just wanted to warn you there could be a problem!

  35. Libraglam says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE VIDEO. Now we know why we had a FANTASTIC evening at OC amphitheather Costa Mesa. OMGosh i could not describe how it was that night ! I am sure you all
    can imagine it. His voice still echo in my ears. He was so BEAUTIFUL. That night was much much better than the one in Thunder Valley. I mean the sound system and the audiences !!! My husband is not a fan and used to tease me, but tht night he ended up screaming louder than me . He admitted ADAM true voice in live concert is so so good….I am so glad my husband agrees with me now about how genius/talented ADAM is.

  36. brandy foley #410 says:

    hi everybody! um i tryed to listen to the videos, but all 3 of them were “no longer available due to copywrite sony CRAP!!!” SO I COULDN’T LISTEN TO ANY OF IT!!!!!!! BRANDY MAD!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Bummer, got here too late the vids have been removed : ( Anyway what an incredible experience, thanks for sharing it. Maybe someone here downloaded it & wants to share it with me? DM me @ladistardust on Twitter.

  38. Yes… I haven’t been in this site for almost 3 weeks, and I’m Adam-starved and famished. Poor me, and when I tried to watch this video, it’s no longer available. But I know that the moment I watch Adam here again, it’ll be much, much sweeter, with all the missing and longing.

    Starworld is replaying SEASON 8 AMERICAN IDOL once again, and yesterday I got to watch Adam in the big screen singing SATISFACTION. DOUBLE WHAMMY!!!! Or triple or quadruple!!! My Gosh, my heart is in leaps and bounds. Now I can watch him every morning Monday to Friday, 7 to 8 o’clock. I’m in 7th heaven. Yum, yum,yum. Next week will be Black and White……. next Ring of Fire…..and Tracks of my Tears…….and again Play the Funky Music(Oh my, oh my). I think I can survive not having to watch his concerts live now, because I got to watch him in the big screen. Oh, thank you Lord…. thank you Lord!!!!

  39. Hi Glamberts, I just wanted to remind everyone that we need to vote on VH1 and get Adams IIHT video back into the no. 1 spot.!! This will show Adam and the world were still behind him and his new video. I know were all busy and excited about the tour but we need to get the vote out, thanks! Glamb# 640 AdamsLady

  40. Could you please send these videos to me?
    your fellow glambert
    amy 🙂

  41. Deb Merlin says:

    If anyone has these videos and would like to “store them offsite for safe keeping,” I would gladly volunteer to be your official unofficial disaster recovery offsite storage facility…

    If you can email them to me, please send them to

  42. Lila and Carol, first I would like to thank you girls for sharing your wonderful experience with us 🙂 And thank you so much for the videos. The sound was superb. And it’s soo funny hearing Adam messing around with the song at some parts. Got to admit he’s still doing it good too. LOL. That guy is so endearing. Too bad I only had time to caught Soaked the other day. And when I got back today, the vid is no longer here 🙁

    I would really like to listen to Whole Lotta Love. If there’s anyone out there have the vid and willing to email it to me, I’ll be very grateful. My email is